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Rochonda L. Nenonene, Ph.D.

First Year Experience Coordinator; Co-Program Director, Urban Teacher Academy; Assistant Professor

Full-Time Faculty

School of Education and Health Sciences: Teacher Education


Email: Rochonda Nenonene, Ph.D.
Phone: 937-229-3084
Raymond L. Fitz Hall, Room 680U


  • Ph.D., Educational Leadership, University of Dayton, 2007
  • M.Ed., Educational Leadership-Principal Licensure, University of Dayton, 1998
  • B.S., Elementary Education, Baldwin-Wallace College, 1992

Courses Taught

  • EDT 109 Personal Aspects of Teaching
  • EDT 110 The Profession of Teaching
  • EDT 110L The Professional Teaching Lab
  • EDT 112 Advanced Aspects of Professional Education
  • EDT 318 Urban Teacher Academy Junior Seminar
  • EDT 322 Perspectives on Education and Social Justice
  • EDT 418 Urban Teacher Academy Senior Seminar
  • EDT 500 Models of Teaching (graduate course)
  • EDT 507 The Profession of Teaching (graduate course)
  • EDT 507L The Professional Teaching Lab (graduate course)
  • EDT 659 Classroom Management (graduate course)
  • EDT 952 Intercultural Proficiency and Diversity Inclusion (doctoral course)
  • EDT 963 Building Learning Communities (doctoral course)

Professional Activities

  • North American Community: Uniting for Equity Chapter Board Member, 2014-present
  • Central State University, Institute of Urban Education Advisory Committee, 2008-present
  • University of Dayton, Teacher Education Advisory Board, 2007-present
  • University of Dayton, Distinguished Speaker Lecture Series, 2005-11
  • Omicron Delta Kappa, 2000-present
  • University of Dayton Teaching Fellows Cohort, 2011-12

Research Interests

  • Urban education
  • Urban teacher training
  • Dispositions and Teacher Development

Selected Publications

Young, P., Nenonene, R. (2014). Graduates’ perspective of urban teacher academy program preparation and benefits to aspiring educational leaders.  Journal of Interdisciplinary Education, 14(1), 1-25.

Selected Presentations

Ohio Confederation of Teacher Education Organizations (OCTEO) The Urban Teacher Academy: A Promising Practice that Emphasizes Leadership Qualities and Recognizes the Importance of Resiliency for All Students (October 2016).

American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) Graduates' Perspective of Urban Teacher Academy Preparation and Benefits to Aspiring Educational Leaders (February 2015).

North American Chapter World Council for Curriculum & Instruction (NAC-WCCI) Interdisciplinary Education Conference The Urban Teacher Academy: Graduates’ Perspective of Program Preparation and Benefits for Aspiring Educational Leaders (October 2013).

Ohio Confederation of Teacher Education Organizations (OCTEO) Urban Teacher Academy: Lessons Learned in Preparing Teachers for the Urban Classroom, World of Teaching and Learning (October 2012).

American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) Nenonene, R. & Young, P. Partnerships to Recruit and Support Prospective Teachers As they Learn to Serve Specialized Communities (February 2011).

Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) Oberlander, J., Rowley, J., Hart, P. & Nenonene, R., Collaborative Reform of the First Year Introductory Course in Teacher Education. (February 2011).

Ohio Confederation of Teacher Education Organizations (OCTEO) The Urban Teacher Academy: A university and local school collaboration (April 2005).

Ohio Valley Philosophy of Education Society (OVPES) Critical pedagogy: Concepts developed from the interpretations of contemporary theorists (September 2001).